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  1. Feb 18, 2019 Open any Microsoft Office application. You can open Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Outlook. To access any of the Office apps on your Mac, click the desktop and click Go in the top menu bar, and then select Applications in the drop-down menu. It's in the menu bar at the top of the screen.
  2. Open Safari and download the latest version of Microsoft AutoUpdate. Press Command +Shift+h. Go to Library PrivillegedHelperTools and make sure that com.microsoft.autoupdate.helpertool exists. Run Microsoft AutoUpdate. If the file doesn't exist, redownload Microsoft AutoUpdate using the link above.

Mar 19, 2020 Microsoft AutoUpdate provides updates to various Mac products from Microsoft. Therefore, you might receive a notification to update Microsoft AutoUpdate even if you're not running Office for Mac. To view release notes, see Release notes. March 2020 release.

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Applies to:Office for Mac, Office 2019 for Mac, Office 2016 for Mac

Microsoft AutoUpdate (MAU) version 3.18 and later includes the msupdate command-line tool. This can be used to start the update process for Microsoft applications produced for Mac, such as Office. The tool is primarily designed for IT administrators so that they have more precise control over when updates are applied. You can download the latest version of MAU from this link.

msupdate works by sending Apple Events to the MAU daemon. On macOS 10.14 Mojave and later, you may see a privacy prompt when running msupdate for the first time. If you are using an enterprise management tool such as Jamf Pro, you should deploy a Privacy Preferences Policy Control (PPPC) payload to pre-approve access. Samples of such a payload can be downloaded from here.

Use the following steps to start using the tool:

  1. Open the Terminal application
  2. Enter cd /Library/Application Support/Microsoft/MAU2.0/Microsoft AutoUpdate.app/Contents/MacOS
  3. Run ./msupdate --help

The following options are displayed:


Examples of how to use msupdate

  • Display the current configuration parameters for AutoUpdate:./msupdate --config
  • Display the current configuration parameters in machine-readable format:./msupdate --config --format plist
  • List all available updates:./msupdate --list
  • Download and install all available updates:./msupdate --install
  • Download and install the latest updates for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint:./msupdate --install --apps MSWD2019 XCEL2019 PPT32019
  • Download and install a version-specific update for Outlook:./msupdate --install --apps OPIM2019 --version 16.17.180090901

Application identifiers

The following table lists the applications for Mac supported by AutoUpdate. The identifier is used when specifying the --apps parameter. When specifying multiple applications on the command-line, separate identifiers with a space.

ApplicationLatest version12016 version2
Skype for BusinessMSFB16
Remote DesktopMSRD10
Intune Company PortalIMCP01
Defender ATPWDAV00
Edge CanaryEDCN01
Edge DevEDDV01
Edge BetaEDBT01
Edge StableEDGE01

Microsoft Auto Update

1 These identifiers are used for Office 2019 for Mac, either a retail or a volume licensed version, and for Office for Mac (from an Office 365 plan) running on macOS version 10.12 (Sierra) or higher.

2 These identifiers are used for Office 2016 for Mac, either a retail or a volume licensed version, and for Office for Mac (from an Office 365 plan) running on macOS version 10.11 (El Capitan) or earlier.


  • If an update is pending for MAU itself, that update must be applied before any applications can be updated.
  • Identifiers are not case-sensitive when run interactively from the command-line, but use the character casing from the table above when running from a management tool such as Jamf Pro.

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